Monday, March 8, 2010

Google Gets Into the TV Search Business

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is getting into the TV search business in a deal with the Dish Network.  The service is being provided through a cable box that runs Google's Android OS (the same OS that powers mobile phones).

Cheaper-TV take:  This seems to be a natural fit for Google.  I hope Google extends beyond just paid TV boxes.  I'd love to see Google come out with a Boxee like interface that helps search and index TV content on the web.  Like Boxee, such a service could be integrated in Cable / Satellite Boxes, TV's, DVD Players, or Internet TV boxes like Roku.

I did a quick search and found this interesting video.  I'm gonna give it a try to see if it works: